New Orleans

Laissez les bons temps rouler! In New Orleans the good times are perpetually rolling down Bourbon Street, which, thanks to the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration, has quite a party animal reputation. Once you’ve soaked up the scenery of the historic French Quarter, tour the elegant Garden District and meet the colorful characters of Frenchmen Street. Experience the city’s supernatural vibe at the Voodoo Museum or by taking a guided ghost or vampire tour through taverns, alleyways, and cemeteries.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher with three locations in the French Quarter: * the original location at 533 Royal St. (featuring a a house museum and a self-guided exhibition chronicling the history of Louisiana) * the Williams Research Center at 410 Chartres St. (where materials relating to the history and culture of the area are made available for...

Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. From art to architecture, gardens to gift shop, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Longue Vue. Longue Vue is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The...

Old River Road Plantation Adventure

Take a exciting narrated journey through swamps and wetlands to a magical place where time has stood still, the Old River Road. Tour majestic Oak Alley Plantation's antebellum mansion and charming Laura plantation or historic Evergreen and view her 22 slave cabins. Haunted Manchac Swamp and a Cajun lunch are also available as a combo with the plantations. Named New Orleans Best Swamp Plantation...

Jamie Hayes Gallery

Jamie Hayes has had a gallery in the heart of the French Quarter for nearly 20 years and has become synonymous with New Orleans culture. Since Jamie is severely colorblind, pastels are all grey to him, so he uses bright, vivid colors to create all of his whimsical designs. Our wide selection of souvenirs (including mugs, voodoo dolls, tote bags, and many more) and artwork all designed by Jamie...

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Also known as 'Jazz Fest,' the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival brings much more than just jazz music to the city. In fact, all types of music with their roots in the south can be heard around the end of April and beginning of May: Blues, country, zydeco, folk, pop, rap… it's all to be soaked up, along with some mouth-watering cajun cuisine such as crawfish beignets, Po'boys, and spicy...

Hermann-Grima House

The Hermann-Grima House is a gem in the New Orleans French Quarter. Built in 1831 by Samuel Hermann, this Vieux Carre home is one of the only Federal architectural style buildings in the area. Through ongoing preservation, this historic house museum offers a rare glimpse into life in the 18th century in the French Quarter. This property boasts the only original working open-hearth kitchen in the...